New bus shelters have been installed on Tillmouth Avenue in Holywell and on St Michael’s Avenue in New Hartley following requests from residents to their local ward councillors.
Residents who use these bus stops had asked for shelters to be installed to provide cover from inclement weather and the wind while they were waiting for their buses.
Cllr, Eva Coulson (pictured above), Holywell Ward Councillor said, ‘Bus users had no other shelters to use along Tillmouth Avenue if they were catching the bus towards Whitley Bay. This will give travellers somewhere to shelter should the weather be inclement when they are waiting for their buses. This might seem a small thing, but having somewhere dry to wait, when you use the bus service every day, is important.’
Cllr. Karen Collier (pictured below), Vice Chair of the Council and Hartley Ward Councillor said, ‘I had been approached by residents asking to have a bus shelter in front of the shops in New Hartley. This is a well-used bus stop and some residents were just unable to walk to other bus stops in the village when the weather was bad. This new shelter will make a big difference to people using the bus service in the village.’
Seaton Valley Council has a rolling programme for the maintenance and provision of bus shelters and we try to install/upgrade up to two new shelters each year to improve facilities for bus users in the valley.